Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Underway

first_imgPexels Stock Image.ALBANY – Local health departments have started receiving COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare workers across New York State.Governor Andrew Cuomo said statewide 3,762 sites have been identified for vaccine distribution, but currently, only 636 sites have been activated.He says as of Tuesday, 900,000 vaccines have been distributed for 2.1 million healthcare workers.Hospitals that do not distribute their doses by the end of the week could get fined. “They are distributing vaccines to the healthcare workers along with the hospitals. So healthcare workers can either go to the hospitals… or they can go to 600 sites that are across the state,” said the Governor.Meanwhile, some local health departments across the state say more communication and partnership with localities is key to building out the infrastructure to get things done quicker.An aide to the Governor said the state is working on a public dashboard for vaccine data.He also said the goal is to have all nursing home residents receive their first dose of the vaccine within the next two weeks. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NCUA Board sues HSBC

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Nicholas BallasyThe NCUA board has filed a suit in federal court against HSBC Bank USA, claiming the bank violated state and federal law.The agency, suing in its capacity as liquidating agent for five failed corporate credit unions, alleged that the bank did not fulfill its duties as trustee for 37 residential mortgage-backed securities trusts.“As with the other trustees we have sued, HSBC failed to live up to its obligations under federal and state law, and we want the bank held accountable,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “As our complaint states, instead of protecting the trusts and the certificate holders, HSBC sat by as the trusts wasted away. This failure caused significant harm to trust beneficiaries, including the corporate credit unions and ultimately consumer credit unions.” continue reading »last_img read more